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Rosen Method Bodywork

Is a gentle, hands-on form of working with chronically tight muscles.  The aim is to bring the client to a better understanding of their physical and emotional state.  In the 1930s, Marion Rosen, founder the Rosen Institute in Berkeley, California, was a physiotherapist both in Stockholm and at the Mayo Clinic.  She studied breath and relaxation in Germany with Lucy Heyer who trained with Elsa Gindler, a renowned innovator of somatic therapies.  This observational work can bring up buried feelings and memories; it is also used as a tool to promote personal growth.  Marion system is a combination of manipulating the soft tissue, monitoring of the client’s breathing patterns, and communicating to promote physical ease, pain relief, and a deeper contact with the inner self.  


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